The Easter baskets we have been using for the last few years are the brightly woven baskets that are sold around Easter time. They have had a few years of rough use and are starting to fall apart. I had originally planned on making a couple of ruffle totes for Easter this year, but when at the dollar store last week I saw these little plastic buckets and decided they would be a little more practical for egg collecting. (Plus I could still add my ruffles to them…)
(Are you noticing a theme around here yet? Yep, I have a “thing” for ruffles!)
OK guys, these are really easy to make! If you don’t have an Easter basket yet, you still have time to make one of these.
I attached the ruffles the same way I made my ruffled Easter eggs and no sew ruffle tote. To figure out the height of each ruffle, I just used a couple of scrap pieces of fabric and played until I had the ruffle size and placement just right. Just remember, you will want at least 1/2 an inch over lap on the ruffles to cover the glue. I considered adding a strip of ribbon around the top ruffle, but my buckets have a big lip that over-hangs so I didn’t think the ribbon was necessary. (Though it probably would have been a pretty accent.)
Do you know what the “snip and rip” method is? It’s exactly what it sounds like… Cut a small snip through the selvage and RIP! If you have never done that before, you should try it… It makes a perfectly straight strip of fabric. (Plus it’s kind of fun.)
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Jamie Sanders is a wife and mom of 2, located in the heart of Texas. She founded Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom in 2011 as a place to share creative ideas and family friendly recipes. Her work has been featured on Martha Stewart, Woman’s World, HuffPost, TODAY, Pioneer Woman, HGTV, CNET, Good Housekeeping, Yahoo, Oprah Daily, and Redbook, plus many other publications. To date, she had given away just under a million free pdf sewing patterns.